Using technology in education - Westminster Education Forum
Guest of Honour: Professor Stephen Heppell, Chair, Education Technology Action Group (ETAG)
Bringing out the latest thinking on the use of technology in education, this timely seminar follows the recent publication of the report by the Education Technology Action Group (ETAG), created to promote the use of technology across schools, colleges and universities.
At this early stage it is expected that sessions will focus on examples of current best practice, and latest thinking on the potential for expanding and improving the use of technology in teaching, learning and assessment. Delegates will also discuss how latest learning technologies such as flipped learning, MOOCs for schools and 3D printing can be used to complement and transform teaching methods.
Further planned areas in the agenda include teacher training and professional development; the potential for technology to enhance pupil assessment and progress monitoring; promoting personalised learning; improving access to technology; and provision for pupils with special educational needs.
Dr Maren Deepwell, Chief Executive, Association for Learning Technology; Tim Downie, Business Development Director, RM Results; John Galloway, Advisory Teacher for ICT/ SEN and Inclusion, Tower Hamlets Council; Bob Harrison, Chair, Access, Connectivity and Funding Group, ETAG and Education Adviser, Toshiba Information Systems Northern Europe; Paula Jeffries, Acting Assistant Head, Honywood Community Science School, Essex; Dr Natalia Kucirkova, Lecturer, Faculty of Education and Language Studies, The Open University; Junaid Mubeen, Head of Research and Development, Whizz Education; Andy Newell, Chief Executive Officer, IRIS Connect; Dr Kaśka Porayska-Pomsta, Reader, Adaptive Technologies for Learning, London Knowledge Lab, University of London and Academic Fellow, Research Councils UK; Liam Sammon, Director of Education and Commercial Services, OCR; Kirsty Tonks, Assistant Principal and Specialist Leader in Education, Shireland Collegiate Academy, West Midlands; Matt Wingfield, Chairman, e-Assessment Association and Caroline Wright, Director, British Educational Suppliers Association have also agreed to speak.
Lord Sutherland of Houndwood, formerly Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Schools in England and Non-Executive Chairman, FrogTrade and Lord Bichard, Non-executive Director, The Key have kindly agreed to chair this seminar.